An immediate and dramatic transformation in remedial education is needed at the college level, says a report just issued by a national coalition of education researchers and advocates, including the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Citing groundbreaking research on both the causes of failure and proven successful practices, the “Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education” recommends that most remedial courses be scrapped.
As the new school year begins, 2,000 Central Texas children will be building fundamental literacy skills through a partnership led by The University of Texas at Austin’s ACE (A Community for Education) program. The program is expanding to reach 2,000 children in the 2012-13 school year, which is double the number of students ACE reached last year.
The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at The University of Texas at Austin will be renamed the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), effective Aug. 16, as part of an initiative by Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie to strengthen the division's role in supporting educational excellence.
Songs of the Season, Orange Santa to Bring Holiday Festivities to The University of Texas at Austin, Friday, Dec. 5
Songs of the Season, a holiday sing-along at The University of Texas at Austin at noon Friday, Dec. 5, will bring students, faculty and staff together on the West Mall steps of the Main Building to celebrate the holiday season and the generosity of people who have contributed toward the university's Orange Santa gift program.